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Deaths

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21 June 2024

BOWERS. — On 24 May, the Revd John Edward William Bowers: Industrial Chaplain in Crewe (1968-73); Curate-in-Charge of St Peter’s, Crewe (1969-71); Vicar of Crewe Green (1971-74); Rector of Ellesmere Port (1974-79); Vicar of Hattersley (1979-91); Hon. Canon of Chester Cathedral (1980-2002); Rural Dean of Mottram (1988-91); Vicar of Bunbury and Tilstone Fearnall (1991-98); Priest-in-Charge of Leasowe (1998-2002); aged 91.

BROMFIELD. — On 2 June, the Revd Michael Bromfield: Curate-in-Charge of Grindon (1967-70); Rector (1970-80); Curate-in-Charge of Butterton (1967-70); Vicar (1970-80); Rector of Hope Bowdler with Eaton-under-Heywood (1980-97); Vicar of Cardington (1980-97); aged 91.

CARTER. — On 7 June, the Revd Stanley Reginald Carter: Assistant Curate of Bucknall with Bagnall, in charge of St Chad’s (1953-56); Rector of St Matthias with St Simon, Salford (1956-62); Vicar of St Augustine’s, Highbury (1962-68); St Christopher’s, Sneinton (1968-89); Chaplain of the East Midlands Air Training Corps (1972-99); Chaplain of Mapperley and Saxondale Psychiatric Hospitals; aged 99.

CHRISTENSEN. — On 7 May, the Revd Norman Peter Christensen: Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Over (1970-77); Rector of Bromborough (1977-92); Rural Dean of Wirral South (1986-92); Hon. Canon of Chester Cathedral (1990-2002); Chaplain of Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral (1992-96); Vicar of Higher Bebington (1996-2002); aged 87.

FREEMAN. — On 5 June, the Revd Terence Freeman: Assistant Curate of Cockington with Chelston (1974-77); Rector of Sampford Spiney with Horrabridge (1977-89); Vicar of Wembury (1989-2008); aged 83.

GALES. — On 1 June, the Revd Bernard Henry Gales: Assistant Curate of Fordingbridge with Ibsley (1967-71); Assistant Curate of South Molton (1971-73); Thelbridge (1973-80); Rector of Colebrooke (1980-93); Bow with Broad Nymet (1980-93); Zeal Manochorum (1980-93); Rural Dean of Cadbury (1990-93); aged 86.

HUDDLESON. — On 20 May, the Revd Robert Roulston Huddleson: Assistant Curate of St James’s, Belfast (1959-63); Assistant Director of International Christian Aid, Ethiopia (1965-69); Executive Assistant of the World Council of Churches, Geneva (1969-75); Deputy Secretary of the Board for Mission and Unity of the General Synod (1975-81); Durham Diocesan Administrative Secretary (1981-86); Exeter Diocesan Secretary (1986-97); aged 92.

PUGSLEY. — On 5 June, the Revd Anthony John Pugsley: Priest-in-Charge of Great Warley (1994-2001); Vicar of Warley and Great Warley (2001-04); aged 84.

SIMPSON. — On 25 May, the Revd Dr Charles Michael Simpson: Lecturer of Theology in London University (1972-84); Chaplain of the Prince of Peace Community, Greenwich (1985-87); Retreat Director of St Beuno’s, Clwyd (1987-91); Priest-in-Charge of Selkirk (1991-94); Offchurch (1994-96); Warden of Offa Retreat House (1994-2000), and Exeter Diocesan Spirituality Adviser (1994-2000); Priest-in-Charge of Stoke Canon, Poltimore with Huxham and Rewe with Netherexe (2000-04); Exeter Diocesan Adviser in Adult Training (2000-2004); aged 85.

SPENCE. — On 29 May, the Revd Philip Arthur Spence: in the Methodist Church (1967-78); Assistant Curate of St Peter’s, Walthamstow (1978-80); Priest-in-Charge of Greensted (1980-86); Chelmsford Diocesan Adviser of Evangelism (1980-87); Deputy Director of the Department of Mission in Chelmsford diocese (1980-85); Assistant Director of Mission and Unity in Chelmsford diocese (1985-87); Rector of Greensted-juxta-Ongar with Stanford Rivers (1986-87); Vicar of St Mark’s, Cambridge (1987-95); Chaplain of Wolfson College, Cambridge (1987-95); Religious Adviser for Anglica Television (1991-95); Vicar of St John’s, Peterborough (1995-2001); Warden and Canon Residentiary of Peterborough Cathedral (1997-2001); Canon (2001-06); Priest-in-Charge of Preston and Ridlington with Wing and Pilton (2001-06); Peterborough Diocesan Adult Education Officer (2001-05); aged 84.

TURNER. — On 10 June, the Revd Dawn Jeannette Turner: Parish Deacon of Holy Saviour, Croydon (1984-89); NS Assistant Curate of Riddlesdown (1989-2007); aged 85.

TURNER. —On 14 May, the Revd James Alfred Turner: NSM of Kidlington with Hampton Poyle (1994-2006); aged 89.

Correction. In 31 May issue, we stated that the Revd Brian Anderson had been a Prebendary of Truro Cathedral from 1999 to 2009. He was in fact a Prebendary of Marnays in the Collegiate Church of St Endellion for this time. Our apologies for the error.

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